#48

Harbinger

48-Harbinger

#48

Harbinger

Artist
David Skora

Hometown
New Hartford, CT

Size
96’’H x 37’’W x 14’’D

Material
Steel

Location
Steel

Price
$8000

Photo by
Paul Schiller

Originally, I envisioned this piece entirely differently, as I designed it to be more like a traditional New England weather vane. However, when I started to construct this piece, I built it upside down and the result was completely different than what I had envisioned. Needless to say, I embraced the accident and left it as is.

David Skora

Whether two-dimensional or three, there is a commonality of imagery which arises from little vignettes in my head like stills captured from a dream. These "visions" become the basis of my work and the thread which draws it together. It is then up to the viewer to interpret the archetypal images, the metaphoric content, and the symbolic meanings based on their own subconscious dramas. My images compose a puzzle whose pieces while based on a personal mythology talk to the universal in all of us. I grew up in a small resort town in South Western Michigan. The beauty of Lake Michigan and the ever-shifting aspects of its shoreline influenced my childhood, after graduating from Western Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Design, I moved to Chicago and worked as a Graphic Designer. I also was very active as a Painter and was regularly showing my work in galleries throughout the Mid-west. In the mid 1980's I accepted a position as a Graphic Designer on the east coast and moved to Connecticut. By the late 1980's I moved to New York City and attended graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. I received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1989. I moved back to Connecticut in 1990 and have called Connecticut home ever since. I have always had an affinity for sculpture and in late 1990's I started to experiment with sculpture and have been creating sculptural pieces ever since. Currently, I live with my family in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut where I paint, sculpt, and design. When not working in my studio, I am a full-time Professor of Graphic Design at Western Connecticut State University. To see and purchase other works of art by this sculptor visit: davidskora.com.

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